Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

As part of the kickoff event for the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation last week, hundreds of researchers from U-M and partner organizations rotated among different conversations, discussing each other’s research interests and collaboration possibilities. IHPI Director Dr. John Ayanian (left), greets Dr. Michele Heisler, (center) who holds faculty positions in the Medical School and School of Public Health and is part of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Dr. Adrianne Haggins, a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Read more about the event. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

Annual report examines growth at North Campus Research Complex
A new online annual report shows how the North Campus Research Complex has delivered on several promises in the last three years. A quick look at some key facts about the NCRC provides a picture of vibrant growth. More than 1,600 people now work at the complex, and research growth there has been significant.

Erb Institute, World Environment Center offer sustainable development fellowships
The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is partnering with the World Environment Center to engage eight graduate students in planning and implementing sustainable development initiatives with leading global companies. The partnership will provide cross-disciplinary curricula and training for the Erb-WEC Fellows during 2013.

ISR renews global partnership with Qatar University
The Institute for Social Research has renewed its partnership agreement with Qatar University's Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI). The agreement expands on a 2008 partnership to develop SESRI's capacity as a leading social science research organization in Qatar and a key contributor to social science research in the Persian Gulf region.

The Michigan Difference

Couponing for a cause
Karen Holland remembers what it was like to struggle to make ends meet. With only $20 to spare, she’d plan her weekly grocery shopping carefully. Scour the sales circulars; clip the coupons; repeat. While it’s no longer necessary for Holland to stock up on coupons, she hasn’t given up the habit. Now, though, the special events coordinator within the Office of the Chancellor at UM-Dearborn is couponing for a cause as she supports the new Student Food Pantry.